George Herbert Walker III is confirmed dead at the age of 88.
George was best known as a American businessman.
Death was likely due to diplomat and philanthropist.
George Herbert Walker III, a cousin of two presidents, a former United States ambassador to Hungary and a prominent…
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One of the better parts of working for ⁦@websteru⁩ was getting to meet this great man. RIP Ambassador.
George Herbert Walker III, 88, Dies; Ambassador and Cousin of Presidents He was a nice man. One of the more surrea…
George Herbert Walker III, 88, Dies; Ambassador and Cousin of Presidents
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RT @Stifel: We honor the life and legacy of George Herbert “Bert” Walker III, who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. Mr. Wal…
RT @Stifel: We honor the life and legacy of George Herbert “Bert” Walker III, who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. Mr. Wal…
RT @Stifel: We honor the life and legacy of George Herbert “Bert” Walker III, who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. Mr. Wal…
We honor the life and legacy of George Herbert “Bert” Walker III, who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. Mr. Wal…
One of the founders of my Hungarian scholarship that changed my life forever, a supporter of my community and my al…
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⁦@JoyAnnColl⁩ ⁦@LionheartNYC⁩ Mother’s side. George Herbert Walker III, businessman and ambassador, dies at 88
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George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies. #GeorgeHerbertWalkerIII #GeorgeWalkerIII #obituary
RT @usembbudapest: We are saddened by the news of the passing of Ambassador George Herbert Walker III, who served as U.S. Ambassador t…
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George Herbert Walker III
George Herbert Walker III, US Dept of State photo portrait.jpg
United States Ambassador to Hungary
In office
October 6, 2003 – August 4, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byNancy Brinker
Succeeded byApril H. Foley
Personal details
Born(1931-03-16)March 16, 1931
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedJanuary 19, 2020(2020-01-19) (aged 88)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Spouse(s)Carol Banta
Children5, including George Herbert Walker IV
ParentsGeorge Herbert Walker Jr.
Mary Carter
RelativesDavid Davis Walker (great-grandfather)
George Herbert Walker (grandfather)
George H. W. Bush (cousin)
George W. Bush (cousin)
Alma materYale University
Harvard Law School
OccupationBusinessman, diplomat
George Herbert "Bert" Walker III (March 16, 1931 – January 18, 2020) was an American businessman, diplomat and philanthropist. He served as the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2003 to 2006.
Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Philanthropy
4 Personal life
5 References
6 External links
Early life
Walker was born in St. Louis on March 16, 1931. His paternal grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was the founder of G. H. Walker & Co., which is now part of the Merrill Lynch conglomerate. He also served as the President of W.A. Harriman Co. (1916-1929), which is now known as Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.. His father, George Herbert Walker Jr., was the cofounder of the New York Mets baseball team with Joan Whitney Payson. His first cousin, George Herbert Walker Bush, served as the President of the United States.
Walker graduated from Yale University in 1953, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. He received a Law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1955. He served in the U. S. Air Force for two years as staff judge advocate at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Career
Walker then returned to St. Louis and worked first with his grandfather's company, G. H. Walker & company, then with Stifel Nicolaus in 1977. During his term as CEO, Stifel Nicolaus became a publicly traded firm on the New York Stock Exchange.
In 1992, Walker was a candidate for the U.S. House seat representing Missouri's 2nd Congressional District, but was defeated by then-State Rep. Jim Talent in the Republican primary by a margin of 58% to 32%.
Walker served as the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2003 to 2006.
In 2007, Walker became the general partner at the Danube Fund.
Philanthropy
Walker served on the Board of Directors of Webster University since 1974. Following a significant donation to Webster University in 2005, the business school was renamed the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology.
In 2016 Ambassador Walker and his wife Dr. Carol Walker made the founding gift to launch The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary. The Institute focuses on Common Good leadership at the intersection of business and faith.
Personal life
Walker was married to the former Carol Banta and they had eight children between them and fourteen grandchildren. His son, George Herbert Walker IV, is the Chief Executive Officer of investment management firm Neuberger Berman. Walker died on January 18, 2020, aged 88.
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